I think Daddy has got the hint. He is adding real gravy and vegetables to my kibble and I really love it. (See http://dexter-fcr.blogspot.com/2008/03/its-not-fair.html.) It makes my food much more attractive. Maybe not unconnected, my coat is getting very wavy and shiny.
I am told there is another flat-coated retriever in the village (liver coloured) but I haven't met one yet.